Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin on the Moon

Buzz Aldrin

In 1969 Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the second man to walk on the Moon when he followed Neil Armstrong onto the lunar surface.

Armstrong and Aldrin landed their spacecraft, the Eagle, in an area of the Moon called the Sea of Tranquillity and explored the surface for more than two hours.

A Korean War combat pilot, Aldrin also flew aboard the Gemini 12 spacecraft in 1966 in preparation for the historic Apollo 11 landing.

Photo: Buzz Aldrin on the Moon (NASA)

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Buzz Aldrin on the Moon

About Buzz Aldrin

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About Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin (born Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr., January 20, 1930) is an American engineer and former astronaut, and the second person to walk on the Moon. He was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing in history. He set foot on the Moon at 03:15:16 (UTC) on July 21, 1969, following mission commander Neil Armstrong. He is also a retired colonel in the United States Air Force (USAF) and a Command Pilot.

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